7 things you didn’t know were Fairtrade & Organic

21 September 2017   |   Fairtrade America

Out of a wide range of great Fairtrade products, there are many that are also organic certified! We’re celebrating all things organic for National Organic Month this September with this great list.

Over 55% of all Fairtrade producers are organic certified. When you seek out Fairtrade products, you can help improve the lives and futures of Fairtrade farmers across the globe. By looking for organic as well, you also help protect the environment and limit use of pesticides and chemicals, not to mention animal welfare… think of the bees!

From tantalizing treats to healthy staples, this list of unexpected goodies has a lot to offer.

Navitas Organics’ Cacao Butter, Nibs & Powder

Cacao is one of nature’s most powerful superfoods. Unprocessed in its whole-food form, cacao delivers an abundance of antioxidants and nutrients that positively impact brain and cardiovascular health. Navitas sources their cacao from small-scale organic farmers in the heart of Peru’s forests. They carefully select cacao beans and handle them with care to preserve maximum nutritional value.

Navitas Organics gives you four great ways to enjoy Cacao: Cacao Nibs, Cacao Sweet Nibs, Cacao Powder and Cacao Butter.


King Soba’s Organic Basmati Brown Rice Noodles

From ingredients, such as the ‘king of rice’ basmati, amaranth, and buckwheat, King Soba’s rice noodles are a healthy alternative to wheat pasta and ideal for vegetarians, vegans, celiacs or those with gluten or wheat sensitivities. These noodles are delicious served in an Asian-inspired vegetable soup or stir-fried with your favorite spices.

King Soba is a family business that believes in the principles of healthy eating and sustainable agriculture and is passionately against the use of preservatives and hidden nasties in packaged food. Their certified organic and Fairtrade products contain fewer pesticides, are kind to the environment, and help look after the people who produce it.

Break out the bib for these tasty noodles!

Where to buy: Holland & Barrett, Amazon, Wholefoods Online or CLICK HERE TO BUY THEM DIRECT.

Nielsen Massey’s Organic Fairtrade Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Extract

This high-quality extract features only certified organic and Fairtrade ingredients from small-scale farmers in Madagascar. Made using a proprietary cold extraction process, this is an exceptional, all-purpose vanilla ideal for cooking and baking. (And it’s perfect for use in your bake goods if you’re hosting a Fair Trade Bake Sale during Fair Trade Month!)

Fairtrade certified, organic shade-grown vanilla ensures that small-scale farmers receive fairer prices and use sustainable farming practices, stabilizing communities and protecting the environment.

Where to buy: Williams & Sonoma, Dean and Deluca, Sur La Table or BUY IT ONLINE HERE.

Conscious Step Socks

Conscious Step manufactures an everyday product responsibly, with a focus on comfort and aesthetics while partnering with organizations providing solutions to some of the world’s biggest problems. Not to mention the fact that they’re made with Fairtrade organic cotton!

For every pair you buy, a donation goes directly to nonprofit partners, so your socks create a tangible impact making the world a better place. There are socks that Give Water, Protect Oceans, Give Disaster Relief, Give Books, and Treat HIV which benefit organizations like Water.org, Oceana, OXFAM, UNAIDS, and many more.

Find Conscious Step socks.

La Tourangelle’s Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil

Unlike regular virgin coconut oil pressed from dried coconut, La Tourangelle extracts the oil directly from fresh, never dried, organic coconut picked right off the tree in the Davao region of the Philippines. This gives the oil a fresh flavor, a unique light texture and helps it retain all the natural antioxidants and nutrients found in the fresh whole coconut. This artisan oil fits in with the company philosophy that good food comes with sustainable business practices.

Find La Tourangelle’s coconut oil at your local co-op or BUY ONLINE HERE

Thanksgiving Coffee Company’s Congo Coffee – Grauer’s Gorilla Fund

Coffee may be the most familiar Fairtrade product, but when you combine organic coffee that also benefits the great apes, it’s a bit more surprising. Thanksgiving Coffee Company roasts amazing single origin coffees, complex blends and stunning espressos. To them, coffee has a profound impact on the communities that grow and process it and they are committed to ethical trading & sustainable farming around the world.

A portion of the proceeds from every package of Thanksgiving’s Grauer’s Gorilla Fund coffee goes to help the Diane Fossey Fund, which operates a permanent research and conservation field station in the heart of the Grauer’s gorilla range.

Buy online

Nature’s Path’s Pumpkin Pie Frosted Toaster Pastries

Nature’s Path is a passionate, family-run company that makes delicious, organic breakfast and snack foods. Over the last 30 years, Nature’s Path has grown to include over 150 cold cereals, granolas, hot oatmeal, waffles, bars, and cookies. They are committed to organic food, farming, and advancing the cause of people and the planet along the path to sustainability. They strive “to always leave the earth better than [we] found it.”

It’s Autumn and these we’ve picked the Pumpkin Pie breakfast (or all day) treats for this post! Enough said.

Find Nature’s Path products at your local grocery or SHOP ONLINE.

These are just a few of Fairtrade products that are also organic.

And if you’re in a baking mood, you might be interested in our prize pack for Fair Trade Month that includes a number of the items above! Click here to learn how to enter.

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